EESL opens tender for 279 MW ground-based solar in Maharashtra


The Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has invited bids to set up an aggregate 279 MW capacity in the Maharashtra state. The scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning and operation and maintenance of solar power generating systems ranging from 2 MW to 10 MW at various locations in the state.

The capacity is tendered district-wise under five lots (two lots of 52 MW each, one lot of 57 MW, and two lots of 59 MW each).

To be eligible, the bidder should be a solar module manufacturer, grid-tied inverter manufacturer or system integrator of solar power plants. It must have an average annual turnover of Rs 71.93 crore to apply for 52 MW lot, Rs 78.84 crore (57 MW lot), and Rs 81.61 crore (59 MW lot) in the last three financial years. The combined average annual turnover for all the lots applied by the bidder shall be taken into consideration.

Further, the bidder should have completed similar work in the last seven years for a cumulative capacity of 15.6 MW (for applying to 52 MW lot), 17.1 MW (for 57 MW lot) and 17.7 MW (for 59 MW lot) in the last seven years. Of this, a least one grid-connected ground-based solar plant should have been of minimum 5 MW capacity, two plants of minimum 4 MW each or three plants of minimum 3 MW each.

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